Highland, CA asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Construction Law and Small Claims for California

Q: Family and I were in a car accident caused by the city. what do we do?

The city was working on a traffic light. Causeed another vehicle to hit us.

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you are hurt, see a doctor. Then contact an attorney. If you don't need medical attention, you probably don't have a case worth pursuing. You have 6 months to file a Tort Claim with the City, which is a requirement before filing a lawsuit. When you talk to an attorney, be prepared. Have photos of the cars, intersection and any visible physical injuries, a copy of the police report or the number given to you by the investigating officer, and a list of all of your medical providers in the past 10 years, including the ones you have seen for your current injuries.

Dale S. Gribow agrees with this answer

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If any of you are injured you have to make sure and get the treatment you need. Make sure you tell the doctor that whatever injuries you have were caused by the accident, etc. You should also have a consultation with a personal injury firm to discuss your options. Most do not charge for the consultation and you will then know what your options are.

Dale S. Gribow agrees with this answer

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